Composer’s Kitchen 2014

This unique event revolving around the string quartet is a combination workshop, laboratory, playground, and master class. Over the course of a week, the Quatuor Bozzini and two experienced composers will observe the work of up-and-coming composers. Their compositions will be read, played, assessed, analyzed, worked on, played again, and performed in the closing concert.

Invited Composers

  • Jennifer Walshe, Ireland / UK
  • Martin Arnold, Canada
  • Composers in residence

    • Jimmie LeBlanc
    • Luke Nickel
    • Leo Chadburn
    • Stephen Chase

    Composer’s Kitchen

    Composer’s Kitchen is a professional residency produced by Quatuor Bozzini since 2005 for composers in string quartet writing. Offered to 4 participants, it is a combination of workshop, laboratory, masterclass, and concert settings. The residency occurs over two phases: in the first phase, a week-long workshop occurs in Montréal (Canada), where sketches are developed into new compositions by being read, played, assessed, analysed, worked on, played again and performed in a final concert. Six months later, all the artists reunite in the Composer’s Kitchen second phase which takes place in partnership with an international organization (in the past: Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Sound and Music/Sound Scotland), and the pieces from the Montréal portion will be refreshed and revised prior to a final performance in the international partner country. Throughout the process, the composers will be supported by — other than Quatuor Bozzini — the presence of experienced mentors who are amongst the most important figures in new music creation.

    “Dare to do what you’ve never dared before!”

    Each edition of the Composer’s Kitchen is a chance to rigorously work in a creative, non-competitive and relaxed atmosphere. Residents are encouraged to experiment beyond the limits of convention and to explore new and varied aesthetic styles in a way that their mastery in string quartet writing is strengthened to its highest degree during this enriching experience.

    Quatuor Bozzini loves cultivating these relationships with composers beyond the residency period, resulting in a rich network of collaborations. In this way, Quatuor Bozzini always strives to stay active in current trends and practices of emerging composers.

    Past concerts

    28 Nove 2014
    11:00 am
    ChaseNickel
    Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    26 Nove 2014
    11:00 am
    LeBlanc
    Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    25 Nove 2014
    11:00 am
    Chadburn
    Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    24 Nove 2014
    29 Nove 2014
    Residency
    Huddersfield (England, UK)
    17 June 2014
    8:00 pm
    Série QB
    ChadburnChaseLeBlancNickel
    Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    13 June 2014
    4:30 pm
    Série QB
    Residency
    Montréal (Québec)
    10 June 2014
    17 June 2014
    Série QB
    Residency
    Montréal (Québec)